1st - 3rd December, 2022, PortHarcourt, Nigeria

About the Conference

The state of the map Nigeria 2022 will take place from 1st to 3rd December, 2022 in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. We have planned for a wide range of activities we believe will be exciting and beneficial to the OpenStreetMap community. For the duration of the conference, we have rooms set aside for breakout sessions that can be booked by groups of mutual interest, or used without prior planning.

Our Sponsors




Technical Partners

Media Partners

Keynote Speakers

Janet Chapman (UK)

Founder- Crowd2Map Tanzania

Dr. Nnabugwu Uluocha

Assoc. Professor and Head, Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria

Dr. Wokoma D.C. Wokoma

Former Director General - National Population Commission Abuja, Federal Commissioner -National Population Commission, Rivers State .

Dr. Meshach Ojile

HOD, Environmental Management & associate Dean, Faculty of Environment Sciences, Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island bayelsa state nigeria

Dr Ibrahima Cisse

Regional Director, West and Northern Africa Hub,Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team,Senegal

Call for General Presentation and Workshop

Submission of abstracts for general track presentations and workshops is extended to 19th November, 2022. kindly submit to or


Local Committee

General Committee

Victor N. Sunday

Conference Chair

Uchechi S. Anaduaka-

Conference Co-Chair & Finance and Budget Co-Chair

Raphael Ndukwu

Conference Co-chair

Joel E. Umeuduji

Academic Track Committee Chair

Letwin Pondo

Quality Assurance &
Volunteer Lead

Kauê de Moraes

Quality Assurance &
Volunteer Lead

Dr. Meshach Ojile

Chisom Ejeh

Muhammad Abdurrahman

Kingsley Chukwu

Damilola Olumide

Mary Marcellinus

Mamman Ali

Chisom Okwuchi

Victor Ezeugwu

Daniel Akor


Rapheal Ndukwu

Joel E. Umeuduji

Anothony Onyekwelu

Port Harcourt SOTM Committee

Victor N Sunday


Nwinkua Dumdibabari

Logistics and Graphics

Victor Aribisala

Live Streaming ,Photography & Logistics

Hopeful Bafamodei

Accommodation ,Logistics & Social Event

Ihechiluru Ugwunna

Accommodation ,Logistics & Social Event

Kindness Wata

Web Design

Ihechiluru Ugwunna

Accommodation ,Logistics & Social Event

Kindness Wata

Web Design


Port Harcourt was founded by the British Colonial Government in 1913, following the discovery of coal near Enugu, the defunct regional capital of Eastern Nigeria. There was a felt need for a seaport and railway terminus to evacuate coal and engage in land trade that was growing on the Eastern hinterland. Port Harcourt has since attracted a cosmopolitan population made up of many nationalities that relish its cultural diversity and bustling night life.


The discovery of oil at Oloibiri in 1956 in present-day Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta heartland brought accelerated development to the city of Port Harcourt and its environs, making it one of the largest cities in West Africa (Gulf of Guinea). The city is also famous for glass, tyre, brewing, petro-chemicals and liquefied natural gas. Most of the multi-national oil drilling and servicing companies have their offices in Port Harcourt. The city is a gateway to the riverine areas of the Niger Delta, and provides ample opportunities for studies in marine biology, eco-tourism and the life sciences. Port Harcourt can be reached by road and sea from all parts of Nigeria; with daily flights to and from major cities of Nigeria and the world.

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